Bounced from Nestor #3

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sun Nov 21 07:31:28 MST 1999

El  3 Nov 99 a las 23:03, Paul Flewers nos dice(n):

> I get suspicious of people who use flashy words and
> phrases, when there are perfectly good ones which we can
> all understand. I'm sure a lot of people in the humanities
> use convoluted phrases merely because long words can make
> banal ideas look impressive.

There was a Spanish poet, do not remember the name now, who
simply said that "bad poets keep inventing new words
because they do not know the good old ones".


Louis Proyect
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